[Aptitude-devel] Bug#836265: Bug#836265: aptitude: keeps reselecting sysvinit

ydirson at free.fr ydirson at free.fr
Thu Sep 1 09:58:39 UTC 2016

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> I don't see sysvinit being Essential anymore in unstable:
> → apt-cache show sysvinit | fgrep -i Essential
>  This package depends on init, which is an essential package that
> Any chance that you have stable/jessie in your sources.list, too?

Yes: wheezy, jessie, testing, unstable, experimental.

> If so, the bug might be that aptitude considers any version essential
> even if only a non-candidate version is marked as essential.

Looks like.  "apt-cache show" confirms that 2.88dsf-41+deb7u1 is Essential
but that 2.88dsf-59 and 2.88dsf-59.7 are not, whereas aptitude shows
"Essential: yes" for all of them.

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